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What to Consider Before You Pick Out Your New Dog

What to look for when you are buying your puppy from a breeder, adopting an adult dog from a shelter, or a senior from a...
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Thoughts on Lost and Found Dogs

30% of pet owners never recover a lost pet (American Animal Hospital Association). Only 14% of stray dogs at animal shelters are reunited with their...
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Spay and Neuter Fact from Fiction

Fiction: Dogs become fat and lazy after they’re or neutered FACT: Dogs generally don’t experience a reduced energy level after being spayed or neutered. However,...
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Behavior Modifications with Barking

Behavior modifications come in handy where barking is concern. Do not allow your dog to use barking to get what it wants. Do not reward...


Understanding Your Dog’s mission is simple, help people and their dogs have the best relationship possible. Theresa Pitner, the experienced dog trainer for Understanding Your Dog, accomplishes this by providing training that makes sense to humans so they can enjoy their relationship with their pet.